The Christian Solution to Drug Addiction: "Becoming GOD-Dependent!"
This page was last updated: March 18, 2015
My wife, Judy, and I struggled with drunkenness for many years before seeking sobriety through a hospital program in 1979. What began as fun and laughs deteriorated into ugliness and despair. Our marriage was on the rocks, our children avoided us, and our business was heading for bankruptcy. Sobriety was just the beginning!
Firsthand knowledge of drunkenness gives us a deep understanding of the love, acceptance and forgiveness everyone desires and needs. We understand that hopelessly desperate addicts know they don’t deserve anyone’s love, acceptance or forgiveness. And they are right. Getting clean and sober just isn’t enough. It’s by God’s grace and mercy that we receive His love, acceptance and forgiveness when we receive His Son, Jesus Christ, as our Lord and Savior.
In 1986, “The Most Excellent Way” was born. The ministry began as a weekly prayer meeting at Horizon Christian Fellowship in San Diego, CA. News spread by word-of-mouth, and addicts, alcoholics and family members just started showing up. People were freed from addiction by the power of prayer, the Word of God, and the Holy Spirit. Meeting attendance grew so phenomenally, that it became apparent that we needed to compile a Ministry Leader’s Manual to help other churches and ministries establish the ministry.
What began as a weekly prayer meeting has become a worldwide ministry with more than 1000 churches, rescue missions, rehab facilities and jails conducting meetings in the United States, Mexico, Poland, Chile, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine, India, Nepal, Pakistan ...
The Ministry Leader’s Manual outlines ministry philosophy, weekly meeting guidelines, several related Bible studies, and topical Scriptures in a user-friendly format. In contrast to secular programs and Christianized 12-step programs, “The Most Excellent Way” affirms that God-dependency is the only permanent solution to addiction. “The Most Excellent Way” foundation is based on the Ten Attitudes of Victorious Living from the Beatitudes. “The Most Excellent Way” is Love: being loved by God, loving God and loving one another!
Therefore, if any man be in Christ,
he is a new creation; ...
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